Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu

March 24 - August 20, 2017
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Skirball Gallery, Third Floor

Admission $5.00 with general admission

Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through photographs by Matthew Willman as he revisited many of the locations that had played an important role in South Africa’s route to racial equality and Mandela’s personal fight for freedom. Visitors will travel throughout South Africa with Mandela via Willman’s camera lens: Mvezo Village, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Robben Island. The exhibit will also feature artifacts from Mandela’s life on loan to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center from The Nelson Mandela Foundation.

From humble beginnings to a life dedicated to resistance, Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu tells the story of a young South African boy who became a man prepared to die in the name of equality, justice, and freedom. This exhibition provides a platform for a sharing of values so richly present in Mandela’s life to understand the role forgiveness, leadership, truth, and sacrifice play in overcoming the challenges we face in society today.

 The Mandela: The Journey To Ubuntu presenting sponsors are John and Francie Pepper, Macy’s, and The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank, Trustee. Supporting sponsors include ArtsWave and Cincinnati Bell. Community partners include Northern Kentucky University’s Public History Department and Gleason Builders.

PRESS RELEASES
March 22, 2017
Matthew Willman to Speak at Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu Opening Reception

March 20, 2017
MUSE to Perform at Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu Opening

February 17, 2017
Nelson Mandela, John Coltrane and a Cincinnati Evening at The Banks

February 6, 2017
Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu Opens at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in March

MEDIA COVERAGE
Previewing The New Nelson Mandela Exhibit At The Freedom Center
"Mandela: The Journey To Ubuntu" Exhibit Opening At The Freedom Center

Nelson Mandela exhibit coming to National Underground Railroad Freedom Center